Trucks May Soon Be Banned From Parts Of The BQE


Sections of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway will eventually become so unstable that the city has to ban trucks from the highway — sending the rumbling rigs into surrounding neighborhoods — unless a reconstruction plan can be fast-tracked, transportation officials say.

City Department of Transportation officials say they are trying to avoid the gridlock nightmare by asking the state to approve a process called “design build.’’ The measure would allow both the project’s design and construction to be bid on and completed by the same contractor.

The move would cuts costs, shaving about $113 million from the project’s current $1.9 billion price tag, the DOT says. Read more at NY POST.




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